Virginia Basketball Defeats Syracuse 67-62 | Live Updates
By Matt Newton,2023-01-30
Score updates, play-by-play, and live analysis for the UVA men's basketball game at Syracuse on Monday night
The Virginia Cavaliers (17-3, 9-2 ACC) defeated the Syracuse Orange (13-10, 6-6 ACC) 67-62 on Monday night at the JMA Wireless Dome. See a full play-by-play and live analysis for the game below. Most recent updates are at the top of the page.
Read a full recap of the game here: Jayden Gardner Leads No. 6 Virginia to Gritty 67-62 Win at Syracuse
Final Score: Virginia 67, Syracuse 62
Clark misses a three-pointer and in the scramble for the rebound, Mintz gets to the ball first and Vander Plas undercuts him and is called for a foul. Mintz goes to the line and makes both free throws to make it a two-point game. Gardner misses a short turnaround jumper from the baseline late in the shot clock. Jesse Edwards faces up on Gardner and tries to drive to the basket, but Edwards is called for a charge. That gives possession back to Virginia but more importantly, that is Edwards' fifth foul and he is out of the game. With the shot-clock winding down, Jayden Gardner hits an absolutely clutch step-back jumper to push the UVA lead back to four points. Syracuse brings the ball up the floor and Mintz missed a three-pointer and Gardner comes down with a big-time rebound. Armaan Franklin makes 1/2 free throws and Mintz misses another three-pointer, sealing the win for Virginia. The Cavaliers, and specifically Jayden Gardner, make some clutch plays down the stretch and come away with a gritty 67-62 win at Syracuse to extend their winning streak to seven games.
Virginia 67, Syracuse 62 | Final
Mintz fouls Clark in the back-court as part of Syracuse's full-court press attempt, sending Clark to the free throw line for a one-and-one. Clark makes both and Virginia goes up by six points. Syracuse gets a second-chance opportunity on a long rebound and Mintz drives to the basket and finishes with an acrobatic layup.
Virginia 64, Syracuse 60 | 2:08 2H
Edwards misses the first, but makes the second and it's a one-point game with under four minutes to play. Vander Plas grabs a loose rebound off of his own miss and gives Virginia another chance, eventually leading to an open three-pointer for Kihei Clark from the top of the key. UVA leads 62-58 with 2:36 remaining.
Virginia 62, Syracuse 58 | 2:36 2H
Virginia works the ball around the zone and Clark finds Armaan Franklin for an open three-pointer and Franklin drills it from the right wing. A wild sequence featuring several offensive rebounds and a couple of turnovers yields zero points for either team. Vander Plas gets the ball at the free throw line and kicks to Franklin, who hits another three-pointer to give UVA the lead. Edwards is fouled by Shedrick in the low post and Edwards makes 1/2 free throws. Virginia turns it over and Mintz takes the ball the length of the court for a layup to tie the game. Beekman fouls Mintz on a mid-range jumper, but Mintz misses both free throws and it remains a tied ball game. Beekman attacks the basket and draws a foul on Edwards, his fourth personal foul. Beekman makes both free throws and Virginia leads 59-57. Edwards stays in the game and draws another foul as Vander Plas was a little over-aggressive with his double-team.
Virginia 59, Syracuse 57 | 3:40 2H
Symir Torrence tosses a lob to Edwards and he finishes with a flush. Franklin misses a three-pointer and Edwards gets the rebound, but Gardner rips the ball out of his hands and draws a foul. Gardner puzzlingly air-balls the first free throw, but makes the second.
Virginia 51, Syracuse 54 | 7:53 2H
Ryan Dunn commits a couple of fouls and then Mintz draws a foul on Beekman, giving Virginia seven team fouls and putting Syracuse in the bonus. Mintz goes 1/2 from the line and Syracuse leads by four points. Virginia had missed nine of its last 10 field goals but Clark throws a long lob to the rim and Ryan Dunn nearly hits his forehead on the rim as he finishes with a one-handed jam. Syracuse calls timeout with a 52-50 lead and a little over nine minutes to play.
Virginia 50, Syracuse 52 | 9:13 2H
Mintz completes the three-point play and it's back to a four-point game. Gardner blows a wide open layup and then Edwards passes out of the double team again and Chris Bell hits the three-pointer, a five-point swing. Virginia forces a Syracuse shot-clock violation thanks to some stingy on-ball defense by Beekman on Mintz. Shedrick fouls Bell on a three-point attempt and Bell makes all three free throws. It's 9-0 run for Syracuse and the Orange have reclaimed the lead. Vander Plas tries to send a pass down low to Shedrick but Shedrick turned his head thinking Vander Plas was shooting and the pass flies out of bounds for a turnover. Edwards goes to work on Shedrick and scores inside plus a foul on Shedrick. Edwards completes the three-point play and it's a 12-0 run for Syracuse over the last three minutes. Clark's long jumper is off the mark but Vander Plas is there for the putback, ending the Syracuse run.
Virginia 48, Syracuse 51 | 11:17 2H
Clark turns the ball over and Syracuse finally scores its first bucket of the second half as Maliq Brown grabs his own missed layup and finishes the putback at the rim. Gardner is fouled in the paint and swishes both free throws. Edwards throws a cross-court pass out of a double team and Girard knocks down a mid-range jumper. Clark threads a great pass down low to Vander Plas, who finishes the easy layup off the glass. Clark fouls Mintz on a baseline jumper and Mintz splashes the shot anyway. He'll shoot a free throw on the other side of the timeout.
Virginia 46, Syracuse 41 | 15:12 2H
Reece Beekman gets the ball in the middle of the zone and is able to score with a crafty left-handed scoop layup. Franklin is called for a foul on a Maliq Brown drive, but Brown misses both free throws. Girard misses an open jumper and then Clark finds Gardner down low for a layup plus a foul, but Gardner misses the ensuing free throw. Gardner picks off a pass, starting a fast-break for Virginia and Clark sends a bounce pass to Franklin, who finishes off the glass in transition. UVA opens the half on a 6-0 run and Boeheim calls timeout.
Virginia 42, Syracuse 35 | 17:06 2H
Jesse Edwards ends Syracuse's scoring drought with a nice post move and a bucket off the glass plus a foul on Vander Plas. Edwards completes the three-point play to tie the game. Vander Plas looks off the defense and sends a pass down low to Gardner, who slides under the basket and finishes with the reverse layup. Edwards goes right back to work on Vander Plas and maneuvers past him easily for a layup. Clark uses a smooth dribble move and manages to get a righty layup underneath the block attempt of Edwards. Symir Torrence lobs to Jesse Edwards out of the pick-and-roll and Edwards finishes with a dunk. With the shot clock winding down, Clark slashes down the lane and kicks to Beekman, who knocks down the corner three. Torrence drives down the lane and scores rather easily at the basket, making it a one-point game at halftime. Both teams shoot the ball at a high percentage in the first half, with Virginia shooting 62% from the floor and Syracuse shooting 64%. The Orange get 26 of their 35 points in the paint, while 18 of Virginia's 36 points came from three-pointers.
Virginia 36, Syracuse 35 | Halftime
UVA works the ball around with some nice team passing and McKneely gets a clean look from the left wing and buries his second three-pointer of the game. It's a 6-0 run for Virginia to retake the lead. Both teams come up empty on consecutive possessions and the Orange have gone nearly four minutes without scoring.
Virginia 29, Syracuse 26 | 3:57 1H
Vander Plas sends an accurate skip pass to Isaac McKneely, who quickly pulls the trigger and drains the three-pointer from the left wing. Charlottesville native Justin Taylor is left open on the perimeter and he hits the three-pointer. McKneely's lob is too tall for Shedrick and then Syracuse scores as Taylor pump fakes and hits a short jumper. Syracuse gets another stop and then Mintz hits a mid-range jumper to give the Orange their first lead of the game. McKneely's three is off the mark and Mintz scores again to cap a 9-0 run for Syracuse. Clark turns the ball over and Mintz had a chance for another bucket in transition but his layup is off the mark, giving the Cavaliers a 5-on-4 opportunity on the other end and they capitalize as Kihei Clark drains a wide open three-pointer to even things up at 26-26.
Virginia 26, Syracuse 26 | 6:37 1H
Brown gets loose again under the basket for a layup and it's a two-point game. Clark finds a driving lane in the Syracuse zone defense and draws a foul at the rim, making both free throws. Mintz backs down Clark and hits a short jumper over him in the paint. Clark throws a beautiful lob pass to Kadin Shedrick at the rim and Shedrick finishes with a flush. Brown snatches an offensive rebound over Ryan Dunn and passes out to Joe Girard for a deep three-pointer. Virginia beats Syracuse over the top again as Clark throws an alley-oop to Shedrick for a dunk on consecutive possessions.
Virginia 20, Syracuse 17 | 10:40 1H
Syracuse ends UVA's 6-0 run as Maliq Brown slashes from the baseline and scores off the glass. Jayden Gardner has an answer on the other end, hitting a mid-range jumper. Girard hits a fading mid-range jump shot from the right side, but Gardner responds with yet another mid-range jumper. Virginia doubles Jesse Edwards in the post and Edwards makes a great pass to find Brown for an open dunk on the backside. Syracuse gets another stop and then Mintz elevates for a short jumper to get the Orange back within four points.
Virginia 14, Syracuse 10 | 14:16 1H
Armaan Franklin picks up a steal on Syracuse's first possession of the game and Jayden Gardner is fouled on the other end, making two free throws to get the Cavaliers on the board. The Orange have turned the ball over on each of their first three possessions. UVA takes advantage of the third turnover as Gardner hits on a baseline jumper. Judah Mintz comes off a screen and knocks down a floater from the free throw line to get Syracuse on the board. Kihei Clark penetrates and then dishes out to Franklin, who splashes the corner three-pointer. Syracuse turns the ball over again and then Vander Plas hits a three-pointer to put the Cavaliers ahead 10-2. Jim Boeheim calls a timeout.
Virginia 10, Syracuse 2 | 16:43 1H
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